I dunno. There’s something simply charming about this little black rabbit strolling across the pages of a book (well, hopping, really…) as he moves from one encounter to the next. A sweet piece of bunny-themed animation. Happy Easter, everyone – enjoy the weekend!
I suppose the British know as much about cold, gray, wet days as anyone. So, today, an anthem for clearer skies ahead (metaphorically and otherwise) delivered by the UK’s Beta Band. “If there’s something inside that you want to say, say it out loud; it’ll be okay.” Dry the Rain by the Beta Band from the album The Three EPs, 1998.
Considering that it’s still relatively chilly and snow-covered in these parts (yes, really. sigh.), I could use a jolt of spring color! Today’s post comes via Lenzing, an Austrian company known best for fiber / textile production that also offers great trend insights. Here’s their forecast of incoming color trends for the Spring Summer 2015 season in Womens, Mens and Kid’s fashion.
Today, I’m featuring three pillows. Three pillows that collectively cost more than my first car (admittedly, it was a quite humble first car…) but are arguably worth the stretch. Brooklyn-based designer Rebecca Atwood began her career at Anthropologie before launching her own collection of home textiles. Her products begin in her sketchbook, and then are created in small editions using hand-dying, printing and painting techniques. I especially love the unique softness of the one-of-a-kind Shibori pillows, and how lovely they layer with her other pieces. (Prices range from $50 – $300; As always, click to shop!)
Paula Greif is a NYC-based ceramic artist who was originally trained as a graphic designer. Her enviable and varied career began in the art department at Rolling Stone, followed by stints at Mademoiselle and Barneys NY, after which she turned to making rock videos for the likes of the Smiths. It wasn’t until later in life that she decided to take a pottery class with the intent of “remaking everything in her kitchen”. These days. she hand-makes small batch ceramics (only about a dozen of each design) of things she finds useful and beautiful. Indeed. (As always, click to shop!)
Here’s “A Look at Color”, the second part of the Minneapolis home decor shopping scene recap. Enjoy! (Some of you were asking for a list of spots that we visited, so I’ve included a number of the highlights below the eye candy.)
A few of the lovely shops we visited:
- Brown & Greene Floral (Linden Hills)
- Victory (Linden Hills)
- Patina (50th & Bryant)
- Gallery 360º (50th & Xerxes)
- Anthropologie (50th & France)
- At Home (50th & France)
- Tangletown Gardens (52nd & Nicollet)
- Prime and Polish (Diamond Lake Road @ Lyndale)
- West Elm (Edina)
- Crate & Barrel (Galleria)
- Ampersand (Galleria)
- Martin Patrick (North Loop)
- The Foundry Home Goods (North Loop)
- FinnStyle (Glenwood)
- Vivid Interiors (Bryn Mawr)
- Ciel Loft & Home (Excelsior & Grand area)
- Forage (Longfellow)
- Swedish Institute Shop (26th & Park)
- Pharmacie (LynLake area)
- CB2 (Uptown)
- Motto (Uptown)
- Paper Source (Uptown)
And there are lots more great shops around town, we just couldn’t get to everything in 2 days!
Budget tightening meant that one of our spring trend trips was cancelled this year. So, in an attempt to brew some lemonade out of those lemons, we decided to embark on a 2-day intensive shopping excursion in our own back yard; treating the experience just as we would if we were actually exploring a new, uncharted city. So with those fresh eyes, we took to the streets of Minneapolis on a voyage of discovery. While we made space to check out the “usual suspects”, we also ventured off the beaten path to new shops and places we don’t ordinarily go. I must say, the experience proved totally inspiring and reminded me what an incredibly vibrant retail scene we have right here!